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The Birth of Canning Vale Toastmasters

Some members enjoy a drink a chat after the meeting

Canning Vale Toastmasters Club held a Demonstration Meeting on the 11th March 2008 at the Canning Vale College in Dumbarton Rd, Canning Vale. The night was a huge success with over 60 people in attendance. Many joined on the night, by the 1st meeting a week later the club had reached 20 members and chartered that very night. A committee was formed with many willing members jostling for officer roles, and the rest they say is history. Canning Vale Toastmasters was born. The Sponsors for the club were Mark & Robyn Richards. The Mentors for the club were Steve Barry & Ross Wilkinson. The new committee members were, President -Robyn Richards VPE – Mark Richards VPM – Billy Griffiths VPPR – Diana Veitch Treasurer – Mick Turner Secretary – Jenny Ramshaw SAA – Michael Geisler.

Charter Dinner

On Friday 20th June, CVTM club was officially chartered. 30 members and guests were entertained with speeches and official ceremonies.

President Robyn Richards receives the club banner from District Governor, Mike Helm.

President Robyn Richards is congratulated by City of Gosnells Mayor, Olwen Searle

Club Sponsors Robyn and Mark Richards, club Mentors Steve Barry and Ross Wilkinson and Pascale A-Colby after accepting the club banner.

Club members enjoy a fine meal at the Charter Dinner

Speechcraft 2008

Canning Vale toastmasters members were very busy during the months of July/Aug/Sept helping to run Speechcraft courses for Australia Post. The courses were very successful helping not only the speechcrafters themselves, but also our members gaining much experience on how to run and present such courses.

Speechcraft Course #1
Diana Veitch, Mark Richards, Robyn Richards, John Cecchi, Lynda t’Hart, David Nicholas.
absent- Bill Griffiths, Glenis Nicholas, Alan Smith, Jeanette Farrar

Speechcraft Course #2
Mark & Robyn Richards, John Cecchi, Lynda t’Hart, David Nicholas absent Diana Veitch, Bill Griffiths, Glenis Nicholas, Alan Smith.

Christmas Meeting 2008

CVTMs Christmas meeting was a fun and festive event. All members had a great night and even Santa came along for a visit to distribute presents to all the good members. Here Billy sings White Christmas while Santa and Robyn look on.

Here Billy sings White Christmas while Santa and Robyn look on.

Ling was a good little Toastmaster and received her present from Santa.

Santa got so carried away giving out presents that he accidently sat on the club gavel. I think he needs to loose a few kilos, too much beer Santa?

Santa and Jean

Steve was wrapped with his gift

Rob was wrapped with his gift

A fun night was had by all and we can’t wait for the next instalment.

Read more about the clubs history by visiting our previous posts.